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Side chair. Maple, ash, rush seat. Grain-painted to imitate walnut. Curved crest rails with peaked ears and scooped center over vase-shaped splat. Molded lower rail. Rush seat with exposed corner seat rail. Block-and-baluster turned front legs joined by baluster- and ring-turned front stretcher. Double side and single back stretchers also turned. Rests on Spanish feet.
chairs (furniture forms)
turning (shaping process)
Displayed in the "Newbury Furniture" exhibit in the SPNEA One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 2, 2000 through October 6, 2000. See object file for complete exhibit label. In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005.
"Cherished Possessions": The Littles bought a number of pieces from George Adams of Byfield, Massachusetts, who was beginning to break up his family home. This chair is from a set of six made for an Adams relative in West Newbury, Massachusetts. The set of chairs became the Littles' dining chairs at Cogswell's Grant.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Newbury, MA, Newbury, Mass. area
39 3/8 x 19 3/4 x 18 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)
Newbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)